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Russian Girl (Windsor Selections)

Kingsley Amis

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ISBN 10: 0745176046 / ISBN 13: 9780745176048
Editorial: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C, 1993
Usado Condición: Good
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Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de ref. de la librería GRP68005329

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Título: Russian Girl (Windsor Selections)

Editorial: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C

Año de publicación: 1993

Condición del libro:Good

Edición: Large Print Ed.

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Kingsley Amis was born in south London in 1922 and was educated at the City of London School and St John's College, Oxford. At one time he was a university lecturer, a keen reader of science fiction and a jazz enthusiast. After the publication of Lucky Jim in 1954, which has become a modern classic, Kingsley Amis wrote over twenty novels, including The Alteration (1976), winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, The Old Devils (1986), winner of the Booker Prize, and The Biographer's Moustache (1995), which was to be his last book. He published a variety of other work, including a survey of science fiction entitled New Maps of Hell (1960); Rudyard Kipling and His World (1975); The Golden Age of Science Fiction (1981); Collected Poems (1979); and his Memoirs (1991). He wrote ephemerally on politics, education, language, films, television, restaurants and drink. Many of his books are published by Penguin. In 1995 Eric Jacobs published Kingsley Amis, a biography of the distinguished writer, on which Amis himself collaborated.

Kingsley Amis was awarded the CBE in 1981 and received a knighthood in 1990. After his death in October 1995, Keith Waterhouse described him as 'a great storyteller, although he was much more than a storyteller,' while John Mortimer wrote: 'He was a genuine comic writer, probably the best after P. G. Wodehouse ... He had a lasting influence and was a very good novelist.'

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